Bayer to adonate medicines, money to epidemic-hit China

Tuesday, Feb 04, 2020 16:00

Bayer is supporting the population affected by the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in China. — Photo Courtesy Bayer

German science company Bayer has announced it will donate medicines and money worth almost 1.5 million euros to support the population affected by the novel coronavirus outbreak in China.

It will make the donations to the Red Cross, which is working together with health authorities to for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and containment of the epidemic.

“We want to help people in the affected regions quickly and effectively,” Werner Baumann, chairman of the companys board of management, said.

“Our people have worked hard over the Chinese New Year holiday season to make sure that these medicines can be supplied without delay.”

The medicines donated– antibiotics, vitamin C, antipyretic/analgesic, and contrast media – have a total value of 850,000 euros. The cash donation of around 600,000 euros will be used primarily to provide the protective clothing urgently needed by the medical staff in Wuhan. — VNS

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